Where to go for news and analysis:
Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca Is an excellent place to go to keep up with current events around the world. Especially anything by site founder prof. Michel chossudovsky, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, or Stephen Lendman. Find out what is going on behind the scenes, the stories behind the stories, and the things you'll never hear about if your naive enough to trust the mainstream media. The essential site for news.
Pepe Escobar, a brilliant writer, cutting edge thinker, world traveler. He was in Afghanistan in the weeks before and after september 11, in Iraq Unembedded shortly after the invasion, but he's equally comfortable in say the south of France, and he lives in Thailand and is from brazil. He writes two columns one at Asia times, the other at RT. The subject war, globalism, resistance, political folly, energy politics even movies. All written in the most delightful style, usually funny, sometimes heartbreaking, often beautiful. Also look for his interviews he's equally entertaining on TV or in audio.
Asia times best of Pepe Escobar http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Others/Escobar.html
Pepe's RT op-edge http://rt.com/op-edge/authors/pepe-escobar/
I read ten years worth of his Asia times column last year and it was an incredible experience, buy the book globalistan by Pepe Escobar.
Eric Draitser's stop imperialism podcast is a great way to get indepth analysis of current events. Subscribe to it on itunes or go to http://stopimperialism.org to follow all his work his articles are must reads, plus he's a frequent guest on RT and Presstv, and the site has links to all his work. A brilliant analyst and a passionate enemy of empire. One of the inspirations for this site.
Andrew Gavin Marshall's "Empire Power and People" podcast is must listening. He tries to provide a broader and often a historical perspective to issues of interest. Thus his podcasts have a timeless quality. Another inspiration for this site. They are available in the boiling frog post feed on itunes. Or go to http://www.boilingfrogspost.com
His site is http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
He is brilliant, compassionate, reasonable and radical all at once. Plus he's concise he can shove an incredible amount of information into 45 minutes. Go back through the archives to get a history of the empire on every continenent, or get an education in economics. If you've never listened to a podcast this is the one to try. Learn and be entertained (he has a dry sense of humor) while doing mindless chores, driving to work, or just relaxing.
I've opened up a twitter account where you can find articles, documentaries, podcasts, interviews and books of interest. Follow me at @hugoturner1969.